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Carretera Austral – South to Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Carretera Austral – South to Puerto Rio Tranquilo

The last task in Futaleufu was to visit the nearby Argentine border and get clarification from the Chilean border folks as to exactly which Chilean borders would open in the south, come December 1 and then January 1. This was critical information and would determine...

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Carretera Austral – The Road to Futaleufu

Carretera Austral – The Road to Futaleufu

Begun in 1976 under the direction of then dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, Chile’s legendary Carretera Austral ( Route, or in Spanish “Ruta”, 7 ) is considered one of the country’s most ambitious infrastructure projects. Prior to its construction most of Chile’s...

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The Chilean Lakes District

The Chilean Lakes District

From Los Angeles ( Chile ) the Lakes District was only a few hours drive south. Long, straight, smooth highways almost all the way made for an effortless drive, first to Villarrica, and then on to Pucon. Two of the gems in the Chilean Lakes District these two towns...

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Reunited With Our Rig

Reunited With Our Rig

Vina Del Mar had been a great place to transition back in to Chilean life. Beautiful warm days, excellent shopping, and - I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it - incredibly hospitable hotel staff. They simply could not do enough for us and all commented on how thrilled...

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Return to Chile

Return to Chile

Please excuse the MacArthur-like analogy but, 1 year, 7 months and 14 days after beating a hasty retreat from Chile in the face of a global pandemic, finally we “have returned” ! Never in our wildest thoughts ( back in March 2020 ) did we expect we would be away that...

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It’s Been A Year !

It’s Been A Year !

“How time  flies” as the old adage goes. If you can believe it, this coming week it will have been fully a year that has passed since we hurriedly packed up some necessities, stored our truck/camper in a little town outside Santiago, and jumped on the next plane to...

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Jeff + Lois

Jeff + Lois

We are Lois and Jeff, of Kelowna, BC, Canada. A mid and late 50’s couple, recently retired with a serious travel bug, looking forward to hitting the road in May 2019. Our plans are open-ended but North and South America are first on the list and we will determine what comes next after we see how we do in the America’s.

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